My first experience with a Bärenreiter edition was purchasing my beautiful deep red scores of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. I was struck by the clarity and proportion of the orchestral part, but also the spacious recitativo sections where I could write my notes and reminders for when I play the fortepiano. Each time I come back to this score I am a happy man; though I am sure Mozart and Da Ponte have much to do with this, the scores themselves are my faithful partners.
The Passions of Bach and his h-moll-Messe have become part of my Bärenreiter family too, both in orchestral and piano scores. These precious editions are for all time.
Many thanks Bärenreiter!
Sir Antonio Pappano
London Symphony Orchestra from 2024/25 (Designate from 2023/24)
Music Director, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Music Director, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia